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A flourishing ministry

A flourishing ministry

By Paul Dobbyn WHEN Missionaries of God’s Love founder Fr Ken Barker presents remarkable moments of grace in his life and others, they glow like unforgettably precious stones. This gift was very much on display recently when he spoke about highlights in his 40 years of priesthood. “A moment which strikes me, even after all these years, is my ordination ... Read More »

The Catholic Leader wins five media awards

The Catholic Leader wins five media awards

THE Catholic Leader was named Newspaper of the Year at the recent Australasian Catholic Press Awards in Canberra. Staff were rewarded for their dedication to serving the Church with five prizes. At the ACPA awards, The Catholic Leader also won Best News Story and Best Front Cover. Paul Dobbyn’s story Icon for Angus, detailing a Brisbane family’s donation of an ... Read More »

Shrine for Pere Laval

Shrine for Pere Laval

By Emilie Ng CATHOLICS from the island nation Mauritius will soon be able to venerate the country’s great hero, French Catholic priest and missionary Blessed Jacques-Désiré Laval. Mauritians across the state will visit Marian Valley, Canungra, on September 20 for the blessing and opening of Blessed Laval’s shrine, the first in Queensland. Blessed Laval’s shrine at Marian Valley is a ... Read More »

Bringing hope back

Bringing hope back

By EMILIE NG MEALS, laughter and bagpipe marches are what Wilcannia-Forbes’ new bishop Columba Macbeth-Green has ordered for the people in his diocese. Bishop Macbeth-Green has travelled more than 10,000km visiting Catholics in the northern, eastern and central parts of the NSW diocese. The long drives have passed by quickly with the help of solid country music and Celtic soundtracks. ... Read More »

Expansion plan

Expansion plan

By Emilie Ng QUEENSLAND men are heeding the call to the priesthood so rapidly that their home at Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary, Banyo, has needed a transformation. Construction is underway to make room for what has been called the biggest intake of seminarians in decades in the archdiocese. New and current seminarians will see new teaching facilities, a $5.5 million multi-purpose ... Read More »

Our Lady’s celebrating the best of golden years

Our Lady’s celebrating the best of golden years

LEAVING school might be a significant milestone, but not for past pupils from Our Lady’s College, Annerley. Instead of just moving on, many who have graduated from the college have been keen to maintain close connections with the school community. Hundreds of them have returned this year to organise and celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary. Past pupil association president Joanne ... Read More »

Students march for peace

Students march for peace

THE community of St Francis College, Crestmead, has taken to the streets to pray for peace. More than 500 primary school students and staff marched down Browns Plains Road to St Maximilian Kolbe Church in their fourth annual march for peace on August 14. The event garnered positive support from the locals of Crestmead and the wider community. Marsden associate ... Read More »

Pope praying for Sam today

Pope praying for Sam today

POPE Francis offered prayerful support for the “humanitarian fight” of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in the lead-up to its first international awareness day today (September 7).  Pope Francis’ acknowledgement of sufferers and their families who live with the challenges of the degenerative muscle condition of one in about 3600 males has “humbled” Brisbane’s Kelly Uchytil, mother of DMD sufferer Sam, 14. ... Read More »

Rich in faith and cultures

Rich in faith and cultures

UNIVERSAL pride filled St Stephen’s Cathedral at last weekend’s annual Multicultural Mass for the Brisbane archdiocese. Vibrant colours, jubilant songs and prayers in multiple tongues featured at the Mass, held this year to close National Migrant and Refugee Week. Catholics representing more than 20 ethnic groups from around the archdiocese gathered to witness just how far the Gospel has spread. ... Read More »

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